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    Quote Originally Posted by kfd26710 View Post
    Guys and girls, I know this is a junior post, but I stop in every once in a while to see what is happening with the juniors nowadays. I notice some of you are carring every piece of equipment you could possibly stuff into your turnout gear. This is probably not the wisest thing to do. For one you are adding a lot of unneeded wieght to something that is heavy enough as it is, and two, you are carrying a lot of things that are not needed that often.
    What I would suggest,(this is what I and a lot of other guys that work here do), is have a small duffle bag. Carry your extra gloves, and masks and wrenches and shirts for cold weather in your bag. When you go to a fire, pull out your masks and what ever else you need and take it with you, There is no use in carrying all of this excess weight every where and on every call you run. Carry only the basics in your turnouts, Gloves, hood, and flashlight.Everything else, stick in your bag. (Just remember to bring your bag with when you get on the truck.

    Just something to think about. This is a very common practice for a lot of departments to carry a small duffle bag.

    So try this out. It will take a lot of weight off of you, make your gear fit better.

    And for the person that was asking about the exploding golf balls, if you have a golf ball in your pocket and it explodes, you will already be dead because if a golf ball gets hot enough too explode, I can promise you that your turnout gear will already be in a ball of flames.

    Everyone have a nice day, I hope this advice helps,
    Thats what I do! I have pretty much the basics in my turnouts, and a small bag with an extra hood, fire gloves, small personal tool, bottle of water, t-shirt and socks, cleanup gloves, winter hat, etc. Makes a HUGE difference in your gear in terms of weight!

    I know this thread is quite old, but thats okay I guess. My lid has 2 door chocks and a small bundle of nails. Coat has fire gloves in their respective side pockets, knife, door chock, screwdriver and folding spanner split b/w the two, also 12' webbing in the radio pocket. Pants has 34' rope with 2 beaners in the right and seatbelt cutter and wire cutters in the left. Thats it for me...


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    Helmet:
    Accountability tags

    Coat:
    Survivor light
    Extrication gloves
    2 pairs on Nitrile gloves
    CPR mask
    Nomex hood
    Spare flashlight
    Leatherman Crater knife
    Med. sized wood door chock
    Structural gloves and scba mask clipped on the front with quick release snap

    Bunkers:
    2 Caribiners
    30ft Rescue rope
    Wire cutters
    Spare hood

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunj51 View Post
    2 pairs on Nitrile gloves
    Has anyone had a problem with these melting in their gear while in a fire situation?
    Kyle
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    i carry the basics pair of firefighting gloves a pair if rescue gloves a cloth cross my gram made me and wedges and flashlight led and a colapseable spannerwrench and id tags

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    [Helmet]

    1. Accountability tags

    2. Flashlight

    3. ID card

    [Coat]

    1. Radio

    2. Gloves

    3. Flashlight

    [Pants]

    1. Hood

    2. Fire and Rescue field guide

    3. EMS gloves

    4. Wire cutters

    5. Screwdriver (Flat head and Philips)

    6. Spare flashlight

    7. Pliers

    [SCBA *personal*]

    1. Mask

    2. PASS

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    Helmet-
    Two wedges (can be used for either door or sprinkler shutoff)
    Sidewalk chalk
    Flashlight
    Coat-
    Right angle flashlight
    Multi tool
    4 in 1 screwdriver
    Channel lock pliers
    Vise grips
    Knife
    Pants-
    25' of webbing with two beaners
    Extra 15' of webbing
    Extra wedge
    Res-q-wrench
    Channel lock multi pliers (the linesman/wire cutter/gas shut off/glassbreaker combi tool)
    Ems gloves in a puch on my suspenders
    I carry a bag with extra gloves and two extra hoods, sweatshirt, tshirt, extra socks, some pens, ems scissors, extra rope.)

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    Helmet-2 wedges

    Coat-PAT tags, Survivor Light, Xtrication Gloves (on strap)
    Radio Pocket- (empty)
    Left Pocket-Kobalt Utility Knife, Spring Loaded Center Punch, EMS Shears, 2-3 pair EMS gloves
    Right Pocket- ANSI Vest, Snuff, Advil
    Inside-Nomex Hood

    Pants

    Left- Left fire glove
    Right-Right fire glove, 15 ft. webbing

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    Easy for me.

    Helmet- Spare hood in to roof.
    Coat - Tags and rescue strobe
    Left pocket - gloves, window punch, folding spanner small hand light
    Right pocket - extrication gloves, EMS gloves
    Left radio pocket - PASS alarm and high band radio
    Right radio pocket - Low band portable OR right angle light

    Pants - self rescue webbing and hook, Cylume sticks in steel sleeves (small conduit) chalk,
    Plus if my vehicle is on scene (usually is) I carry a case of water, two boxes of assorted granola bars, individual drink mix packs in various flavors, all either electrolyte enhanced OR vitamen enhanced. Med bag. Several pairs of safety glasses, couple of blankets, splints and some chocking blocks. Plus half a case of flares and traffic director lights.

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    Whats up Brothers!

    I carry the following in or on my coat (i'm a truckie) I keep it light and I always have my light around my waist:

    20 ft of webbing
    pair of extrication gloves
    channel locks
    wire cutters
    20 ft of utility rope with a carabiner(sp) on the end
    a shove knife
    screw driver
    knife
    2 chocks

    On my helmet:
    chock
    5 ten penny nails
    and various hood ornaments that I collected at car fires lol

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    I suppose I will do mine...

    Helmet- Nomex tucked up under suspension
    Coat- I pair mechanix gloves used for things not involving fire, pocket knife, earplugs, facepiece wipes, med gloves
    Pants- gloves in a loop i made clipped on the side, 1 non locking biner, multi-bit screwdriver, el cheapo flashlight (if I need a good one i grab my stinger out of my truck) crescent wrench, and occasionaly a pair of v-grips, linemans, or channel locks finds their way in there

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    I try to keep my gear as light as possible while still getting the job done as fast as possbile and safely as possible

    Helmet-
    (1) Streamlight 4AA flashlight mounted via bracket
    (1) Streamlight rubber band
    (1) Allen wrench to adjust light bracket, tucked into rubber band
    (1) Nomex hood tucked away inside of the web suspension
    (1) ESS Goggles
    (1) wooden chock, tucked into rubber band

    Coat-
    (1) Shelby fire gloves attached to outside of coat via glove strap
    (1) accountability tag
    (1) 1 pack of 5 Gum
    (1) spring loaded window punch
    (1) Smith and Wesson ExtremeOps partiality serrated folding knife
    (1) LED AA Mini Maglite

    Bunker Pants-
    (1) RES-Q-RENCH
    (1) FUEL safety glasses
    (1) small metal folding spanner wrench
    (1) GALLS rescue multi-tool

    Things I am going to add-
    nitrile gloves
    more wood chocks

    Just some thoughts-
    I don't carry 10 pairs of med gloves. 1) we dont run medicals in my dept. 2) explorers are not allowed to go to car wrecks

    I don't carry gloves other than my regular fire ones. My dad, having been in the fire service for over 25 years, has told me not to carry any light duty gloves for clean up. He told me to always wear my real fire gloves no matter what. Now im not gonna argue with him because im sure hes learned the hard way. he carries fire gloves and extrication gloves, only because he can go to wrecks.

    Stay Safe Brothers - Keep Putting The Wet Stuff On The Red Stuff

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    well for me it is
    Helmet:
    a wooden cross in the intertube light holder i have
    a helmet light
    2 sprinkler wedges
    no mex hood, i keep it in the google garage on the back of the helmet
    face shield, use to have goggles but the broke.

    Coat:
    resq wrench
    10 ft of rope
    small wire cutters both sides
    large wire cutters both sides
    first response knife
    extra window punch
    flash light
    led survivor light
    leather work gloves
    firefighting gloves

    Pants:
    a dust mask
    a quick strap to hold back a door
    small wire cuters
    large wire cutrers
    a knife
    window punch
    whistle
    wooden glowflex door stopper

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    I carry my self.

    The rest of my PPE, I wear. The tools I get off of the apparatus.

    The rookies carry all that other stuff.
    Last edited by CaptOldTimer; 02-01-2010 at 11:38 PM.
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kfd26710 View Post
    Guys and girls, I know this is a junior post, but I stop in every once in a while to see what is happening with the juniors nowadays. I notice some of you are carring every piece of equipment you could possibly stuff into your turnout gear. This is probably not the wisest thing to do. For one you are adding a lot of unneeded wieght to something that is heavy enough as it is, and two, you are carrying a lot of things that are not needed that often.
    What I would suggest,(this is what I and a lot of other guys that work here do), is have a small duffle bag. Carry your extra gloves, and masks and wrenches and shirts for cold weather in your bag. When you go to a fire, pull out your masks and what ever else you need and take it with you, There is no use in carrying all of this excess weight every where and on every call you run. Carry only the basics in your turnouts, Gloves, hood, and flashlight.Everything else, stick in your bag. (Just remember to bring your bag with when you get on the truck.

    Just something to think about. This is a very common practice for a lot of departments to carry a small duffle bag.

    So try this out. It will take a lot of weight off of you, make your gear fit better.

    And for the person that was asking about the exploding golf balls, if you have a golf ball in your pocket and it explodes, you will already be dead because if a golf ball gets hot enough too explode, I can promise you that your turnout gear will already be in a ball of flames.

    Everyone have a nice day, I hope this advice helps,
    well sir i am actually an explorer in your department so thank you very much for your tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    I carry my self.

    The rest of my PPE, I wear. The tools I get off of the apparatus.

    The rookies carry all that other stuff.

    I get tools off the truck too. i dont carry a halligan or a hurst tool in my pocket. Carrying lifesaving tools in your pockets is not for rookies. i would consider a rookie someone who doesnt carry anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOUTHWINDSORFIRE View Post
    I get tools off the truck too. i dont carry a halligan or a hurst tool in my pocket. Carrying lifesaving tools in your pockets is not for rookies. i would consider a rookie someone who doesnt carry anything
    i agree with you, everything i have in my gear i use on any carwreck of fire call. is all the stuff i need not stuff i think i will need.

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    Helmet:
    1 flashlight
    1 door chock
    nomex hood tucked inside above webbing

    Coat:
    Utility knife
    Nitrile Gloves
    Safety glasses inside

    Pants:
    1 Gerber tool
    Structural Gloves
    Rescue Gloves
    20 feet of webbing
    Saftey Glasses
    Flashlight

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    Helmet: 1 Door wedge
    2 Sprinkler wedges
    Flashlight (avoid Garrity lights; they don't last long and don't hold up well in fires)

    Coat: Gloves
    Hood
    Pass tags
    Linemans Plyers

    Pants: 20 ft of rope

    My extrication gloves I leave on the truck. Any other tools I need I grab from the truck. My radio I keep in a radio strap.

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    Helmet:
    1. 2 large wooden door stops.

    Coat:
    1. 2 accountability tags
    2. 1 LED flashlight
    3. 1 20' tubular webbing
    4. 2 small rubber sprinkler stops
    5. 1 pump operator quick guide sheet
    6. 1 mini mag flash light
    7. 1 window punch
    8. 1 carbon hood
    9. radio w/mic
    10. 1 knife
    11. 1 pair of fire gloves (hanging on coat)
    12. 2 pair of safety glasses (1 tinted 1 clear)

    Pants:
    1. 50' escape rope with 2 carabiners and 1 small rescue 8 descender
    2. 1 Shove knive
    3. 1 large rubber door stop
    4. 1 small cresent wrench
    5. 1 leatherman multi tool
    6. 2 pair of medical gloves
    7. 1 mulit use spanner wrench with pry end
    8. 1 8 ft tubular webbing with two handles tied in each end

    Belt
    1. 1 large ladder carabiner
    2. 1 tool holster
    3. 1 8 ft piece of webbing with loops tied in each end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tnpipeman View Post

    Belt
    1. 1 large ladder carabiner
    2. 1 tool holster
    3. 1 8 ft piece of webbing with loops tied in each end
    what do you think about the Belts? i have been thinking about getting one.
    so please let me know, thanks and God bless

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